Radiation Cost

SMARTdrill™ enables hospitals to reduce the need for x-ray use thereby reducing radiation costs.

The x-ray emitting fluoroscopic “C-arms” are expensive to purchase and maintain. New and used C-arms can vary from $15,000 to $300,000 to purchase and require expensive service agreements. Staffing C-arms with technicians and then training technicians is an expensive undertaking for hospitals. Scheduling the staff and C-arms for orthopaedic surgeries can also complicate OR scheduling. Reducing utilization of C-arm improves safety, saves time, reduces cost, and liberates OR administrations to more freely use their staff and radiation equipment. SMART drill™’s technology can facilitate any radiation reduction program.

Unlike expensive CT, GPS, and MRI guidance and integrated robotic systems that espouse reduction in radiation exposure, SMARTdrill™ requires no preoperative imaging studies for guidance. The SMARTdrill™ is a hand-held robotic tool that allows intuitive intra-operative guidance with depth measurement, energy curves, and V-torq technology.